Madison Commons Media Digest, August 29, 2021

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What do we know about MMSD's return to school? Scott Girard, Capital Times, August 27. COVID-19

Wisconsin Supreme Court refuses to take up challenge to Dane County mask mandate, Lucas Robinson, Wisconsin State Journal, August 28. State offers $100 incentive to get first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by Labor Day, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, August 26. UW-Madison plan to house COVID-positive students in university apartments alarms residents, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, August 24.

Madison Commons Media Digest, August 22, 2021


State DHS: Unvaccinated individuals almost 4 times as likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19, Mitchell Schmidt, Wisconsin State Journal, August 20. Gov. Tony Evers expresses support for mandatory teacher vaccinations, Capital Newspapers, August 19. Conservative legal group as state Supreme Court to strike down Dane County mask mandate, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, August 19. UW-Madison: All unvaccinated students required to test weekly, Logan Wroge, WSJ, August 19; Overture Center to require vaccines, performers must be masked, too, Lindsay Christians, Capital Times, August 19; Major venues in Madison requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination, Emily Hamer, WSJ, August 17. Dane County announces indoor mask mandate starting Thursday, Abigail Becker, CT, August 17.

Madison Commons Media Digest, August 15, 2021

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Dane County accounts for more than a third of state's net population growth since 2010, Riley Vetterkind, Wisconsin State Journal, August 14. COVID-19

As COVID-19 delta variant surge continues, Wisconsin fears crowded hospitals again, Dave Wahlberg, WSJ, August 13; Delta variant drives COVID-19 cases across Wisconsin, Abigail Becker and Jesse Opoien, Capital Times, August 12. Moderna COVID-19 vaccine study for children under 12 starting at UW-Health, Dave Wahlberg, WSJ, August 13. Monona Grove School District to require masks for all in the fall, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, August 9. Madison and Dane County

Local redistricting efforts to gear up with release of 2020 Census local data, Abigail Becker, CT, August 11.

Commanding win leaves Mallards on verge of playoffs

Win and you’re in.

That’s the story for the Madison Mallards after their shortstop Charlie Szykowny delivered an electrifying performance in a 11-1 squashing of the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders Friday night at Warner Park that put the team one more victory away from qualifying for the Northwoods League playoffs.

Mallards center fielder Cam Cratic said the chance of getting to play for the playoffs is great after the team’s early season struggles.

“It feels good, man. We started off a little shaky and caught fire,” Cratic said. 

Madison Commons Media Digest, August 8, 2021

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What are Madison-area district mask policies for fall 2021? Scott Girard, Capital Times, August 5. COVID-19

Food Fight restaurants requiring masks after fully vaccinated employees contact virus, Samara Kalk Derby, Wisconsin State Journal, August 6; State employees require to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, August 5; UnityPoint Health-Meriter joins other hospitals in requiring COVID-19 vaccine for workers, Dave Wahlberg, WSJ, August 5; UW-Health requires COVID-19 vaccination for employees, Dave Wahlberg, WSJ, August 5; Madison Area Technical College, Edgewood College reinstate mask mandates, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, August 5; Madison and Dane County to require city and county employees to get vaccinated, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, August 3. GOP-led committee votes to block UW campuses from vaccination rules, mandatory virus testing, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, August 4. Explainer: What to know about the Delta variant, Abigail Becker, CT, August 4.

Madison Commons Media Digest, August 1, 2021

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Wisconsin COVID-19 surge attributed to delta variant; Dane County elevated to 'substantial transmission', Elizabeth Beyer, Wisconsin State Journal, July 30. Covid-19

Epic Systems to require COVID-19 vaccination for employees, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, July 30. Republican tries to block UW campuses from mandatory viras testing, vaccination rules, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, July 29. Wisconsin COVID-19 cases 7 times higher than month ago, Scott Bauer, Associated Press, July 28. Public Health Madison and Dane County recommends masking indoors, Abigail Becker and Scott Girard, Capital Times, July 27.

Madison Commons Media Digest, July 25, 2021


State health officials raise concern as delta variant cases grow in Wisconsin, Mitchell Schmidt, Wisconsin State Journal, July 23. Madison and Dane County

Madison and Dane County launching new efforts to distribute millions more in federal rent help, Chris Rickert, WSJ, July 24. Madison adds Juneteenth holiday, designates Ho-Chunk Day, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, July 21. Madison City Council pursues alternating in-person, virtual meetings, Abigail Becker, CT, July 21. Madison City Council plans to alternate between online, in-person meetings for rest of year, Logan Wroge, WSJ, July 21.

Madison Commons, July 18, 2021

Madison and Dane County

City's nonunion employees challenge mayor's plan for wage parity with unions, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, July 15. Airport Commission rejects resolution seeking PFAS clean-up oversight, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, July 15. No candidates running for Dane County Board District 20 seat, Abigail Becker, CT, July 15; Timothy Rockwell wins special election for Sun Prairie-area seat on Dane County Board, Emily Hamer, WSJ, July 14. Community

A year after dogs were welcomed in Madison parks, response is largely positive, Molly DeVore, WSJ, July 14. Boys & Girls club to break ground on new Regional Youth Workforce Center, David Dahmer, Madison365, July 12.

Madison Commons Media Digest, July 11, 2021


COVID-19 uptick in Wisconsin likely linked to delta variant, David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal, July 10. 'Not everyone has to come to jail': COVID-19 changes could lead to sweeping transformation, Emily Hamer, WSJ, July 10; Incarceration after COVID: How the pandemic could permanently change jails and prisons, Robert Chappell and Shereen Steward, Madison365, July 7. Madison and Dane County

Cap Times Election Q&A: Dane County Board District 19, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, July 10. Madison Municipal Building, parts of City-County Building open to the public, Abigail Becker, CT, July 8. Madison City Council rejects moving quickly on proposal ending Reindahl Park homeless camp, Abigail Becker, CT, July 7.

Madison Commons Media Digest, July 4, 2021

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Happy Fourth of July! And (we can't help ourselves) the Bucks reach the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974. Madison and Dane County

Madison City Council member seeks to end homeless encampment at Reindahl Park, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, July 3. Juneteenth, day after Thanksgiving may become paid days off in Madison, Molly DeVore, WSJ, July 3. Dane County Jail project delayed again, could get redesigned due to 'skyrocketing' costs, Emily Hamer, WSJ, July 1.